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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Poetry Reading by Leonarda Carranza

Indigenous Performance Poetry & spoken word
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MacLaren Art Centre

Barrie, ON

Directions: The MacLaren Art Centre is located 90 km north of Toronto in downtown Barrie. From Highway 400 north, take the Dunlop Street E exit. Travel on Dunlop Street through downtown until you get to Mulcaster Street. Turn left on Mulcaster. The MacLaren is located on the southeast corner of Mulcaster and Collier Street.



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Join us for a reading by Brampton-based writer Leonarda Carranza. Carranza currently resides in the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. Her writing has been published in Room, The New Quarterly, Briarpatch magazine, Invisiblog, carte blanche’s à la carte blog, and Best Canadian Essays 2017 (Tightrope Books). Her piece “The McGill Experiments” won Briarpatch magazine’s 2018 nonfiction contest.



MacLaren Art Centre

The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a permanent collection of 27,408 works of art held in trust for the public and presents a year-round programme of world-class exhibitions, education activities and special events. Housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie, this cultural and architectural landmark combines a renovated 1917 Carnegie library with a dynamic contemporary addition designed in 2001 by Siamak Hariri. The complex includes multiple galleries, an education centre, a garden courtyard, café, gift shop and framing department.


Tyler Durbano

(705) 720-1044 x 234